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Making a splash 10th annual GrapeRide a success
By Kristy Martin The grapes were flying and the virgins smiling during the annual Forrest GrapeRide grape crush on Saturday. A number of white t-shirted ‘grape crush virgins’ splashed into the large wine vat to crush three tonnes of grapes, in what has become a popular and entertaining GrapeRide tradition. Over 2500 riders took part in the 10th annual GrapeRide, the largest cycling event in the South Island, last Friday and Saturday. “The event went very well, we couldn’t be happier,” said spokesman Duncan Mackenzie. Continued page 2
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GrapeRide a bunch of fun Cyclists came from all over New Zealand, and internationally, to participate in the 101km event, which begins and ends in Renwick and also takes in Picton and Havelock. Less than five per cent were Marlburians. To mark the GrapeRide’s 10th anniversary, a number of ‘hardcore’ competitors chose to complete 10 laps of the circuit - a whopping 1010km. “They survived it, and I get the feeling some of them will be quite sore this week,”
laughed Mr Mackenzie. He said the 10-lap ‘mammoth’ race was a one-off, but the five-lap ‘ultimate’ was set to continue. The GrapeRide, which starts and finishes at Forrest Wines in Renwick, also featured entertainment and food stalls. Mr Mackenzie said planning was already underway to make next year’s event bigger and better. “We’re looking forward to doing some new and interesting things,” he said.
Race results 101km: Michael Vink, Christchurch (2.27.14) Elyse Fraser, Dunedin (2.34.48) Team category: Bikefit Marlborough (7.53.16) 505km: Jim Moore, Kariong (17.29.54) 1010km: Craig Harper, Blenheim (7.53.16) More photos page 14.
The ‘potential for carnage’ was so high during the GrapeRide that St John staff had to call on reinforcements from Havelock and Nelson, according to Tony Cronin, station manager for Picton. Thirteen crew and six vehicles were needed to service the event, which had 2500 cyclists and brought scores of visitors to the region. Ten competitors were taken to hospital during the 10th annual GrapeRide, held on Saturday, and another 44 were treated either on the circuit or at the first aid tent at Forrest Wines. “There were a variety of injuries,” Mr Cronin said. “We had head injuries, fractured wrists and clavicles (collarbones) and medical events. “The potential for carnage is very high when you’ve got 2500 riders and we’ve just got to be prepared. “But it is a very very well run event these days.” Mr Cronin said St John was always seeking new volunteers, who would be fully trained. “Right now we could do with another 20-25 staff.”
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dress’. “Initially we were told we had to wear a hat, then we were told not to, which I’m glad about. “I’m not nervous, just excited.” Mrs Sowman, a royalist, says she turned to the Duchess’ wardrobe for inspiration. “I thought about what Kate has worn to other similar events when considering my outfit. “It took a long, long time (to find the right one).” At the time of speaking with the Sun, she was also ‘road testing’ four different types of nail polish to ensure she had the right one for the day. Mr and Mrs Sowman will greet the royal couple as they arrive at Seymour Square at 11am for a ceremony commemorating the First World War and introduce them to Prime Minister John Key, the opposition leader and the chief of defence. They will then introduce them
Marlborough Mayoress Thelma Sowman with the 'top secret' dress she will wear for tomorrow's royal visit.
to 20 local veterans and lead them on a half-hour tour through the square. “I think it’s lovely for Blenheim, it’s a real privilege,” said Mrs Sowman. Those meeting William and Kate have been asked to address them as ‘Your Royal Highness’ and then afterwards as ‘Sir’ or ‘Ma’am’. “We could decide if we wanted
to handshake and curtsy, or just handshake,” said Mrs Sowman, who has been perfecting her curtsy. But the protocols, perhaps unsurprisingly for William and Kate, had not been too strict. “I think that’s just them. “It’s the relaxing of the royals and I think that’s great. Treat them as normal people - that’s why I’m not nervous.”
College students to meet royals By Kristy Martin Olivia Burns and Alice Schofield have more in common with the Duchess of Cambridge than they might think. The two Marlborough Girls’ College students chosen to sing the national anthem for the royal couple tomorrow might be surprised to learn that Kate Middleton also attended ‘Marlborough College’, but in Wiltshire, England. The Duchess studied chemistry, biology and art, and played tennis, hockey and netball at the college with the same name as our local secondary schools. But while the Duchess shares this similarity with Olivia and Alice, it is Prince William’s hand the Year 12 students will shake during tomorrow’s World War 1 commemoration ceremony at the clock tower in Seymour Square. Alice and Olivia, both 16, have been invited to meet the prince after singing the New Zealand national anthem in the presence of the royals, the Prime Minister, about 80 media representatives from all over the world and an expected crowd of 10,000 spectators. But the teenagers are, surprisingly, not nervous. “It will be really fun,” said Alice, who, along with Olivia, will also follow William and Kate through the square and collect flowers and gifts on their behalf. “It would be cool to get a photo with them.” “My mum is very excited. She’s so proud,” added Olivia. “We’re comfortable with it… but it might be
Mayoress unsure what to say to royals By Kristy Martin Marlborough Mayoress Thelma Sowman has gone to great lengths to ensure she has the perfect outfit for tomorrow’s royal visit. But when it comes to conversation, the wife of Mayor Alistair Sowman has no idea what to say to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. “I’ll just wing it,” she laughed. A ‘simple and elegant’ navy dress with a peplum is what Mrs Sowman will wear during tomorrow morning’s wreath laying ceremony, after which she and her husband will lead the royal couple, William and Kate, around Seymour Square. Shopping in Wellington, the mayoress visited 30 stores in one day before she found the right dress, a long-sleeved number by designer Jane Daniels. “It had to be appropriate for the occasion,” she said. “We were told (to wear) ‘day
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There are no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting a member of the Royal Family, according to the official website of the British Monarchy, but many people wish to observe the traditional forms. For men this is a neck bow (from the head only) whilst women do a small curtsy. Other people prefer simply to shake hands in the usual way. On meeting male members of the Royal Family, the title used in the first instance is ‘Your Royal Highness’ and subsequently ‘Sir’. For female members of the Royal Family the first address is conventionally ‘Your Royal Highness’ followed by ‘Ma’am’ in later conversation.
Royal treatment Parking in the Blenheim CBD, including the Alfred Street parking building, will be free tomorrow. Changes have been made to the Blenheim Bus timetable, as the streets around Seymour Square will be temporarily closed for the visit. Extra half hourly services will be running between 9am and 3pm (but not including the 12-1pm lunch hour) to cater for expected demand. Three central bus stops will be temporarily bypassed during the morning - Seymour Square, Clubs of Marlborough and 39 Nelson Street - due to the street closures required while Seymour Square is so busy.
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Olivia Burns, 16, and Alice Schofield, 16, are the lucky pair chosen to sing the national anthem for tomorrow's royal visit. The Marlborough Girls' College students will also meet with and collect flowers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
different on the day.” When meeting the prince, the teenagers will say “Your Royal Highness, very pleased to meet you” and do a curtsy. The vocally talented pair, who started singing together in Year 9, was selected by council for the performance because they had sung the national anthem at a number of citizenship ceremonies.
They will be accompanied tomorrow by the Marlborough District Brass Band, led by Kevin Moseley. The RSA ode will be read in Maori and English by Staff Sergeant Paul Whakatihi of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment reserves and Marlborough RSA vice president Rod Shoemark. The ceremony begins at 11am.
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The weather forecast for the royal visit is cloudy in the morning, with potentially a few showers, before ‘sunny spells’ in the afternoon. MetService spokesman Dan Corbett said Blenheim was set to give the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a better showing than they had in Wellington weather-wise. “By Thursday this whole weather system should be falling apart and the sun does return,” he said. The temperature is expected to reach 18C.
Royal photos If you get a great shot of the royal couple tomorrow, why not share it? Email your photos to news@ blenheimsun.co.nz
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Crowd goes berserk for Zirka Circus
inbrief The Sun Hundreds have say on highs
By Adam Poulopolous Zirka Circus managing director Jeni Hou said she was delighted with spectator turnout as the troupe stopped in Blenheim over the weekend. The performers put on five shows in the big top at A&P Park between Friday and Sunday, with each filled up to its 500-person capacity. Ms Hou said they were looking forward to coming back to Blenheim with a new show in two years’ time. “We had to turn people away because there wasn’t enough space. “We’ll definitely ask for more shows when we come back next time!” Zirka’s two-hour show featured acrobatics, clowns and choreographed routines.
A total of 403 submissions have been lodged with the Marlborough District Council by people wanting to have their views heard on the sale of synthetic highs within the Blenheim CBD. Mayor Alistair Sowman said it was a strong indication there was a high level of interest in the community about the contentious issue. Councillors will meet on Friday May 2 to hear from the 29 submitters who have asked to speak in person on the matter. Monday May 5 has also been set aside to hear submissions if required.
Worker injured A forestry worker who suffered head and shoulder injuries while working in the Wairau Valley on Monday was airlifted by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter. At 2.45pm the chopper responded to the logging accident in the Leatham valley, near Lake Argile. The injured man, a 31-year-old from Blenheim, was assessed and treated at the scene by the helicopter’s onboard intensive care paramedic, before being flown to Wairau Hospital for furthur treatment.
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Blenheim woman Wendy Cannan photographs the field of remembrance on the Taylor River. Wendy has visited war memorials all across Europe, including over 70 cemeteries during a trip to Gallipoli, and says the crosses are a 'lovely representation' of the local men and women that have been killed in wars across the world. The 280 crosses have been erected on the riverbank opposite the Clubs of Marlborough to coincide with Anzac Day, Friday April 25. Inset: Mayor Alistair Sowman plants the first cross.
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Thai New Year celebrated with special Thai themed set menu Bamboo Garden Restaurant will be marking a very special Thai celebration this month with a special menu and unique cultural display. The Thai New Year is an important date on the Thai calendar and has a strong focus on family and water, something which will be reflected in the restaurant’s own celebrations. Owner Bu-nga Krataitong is inviting people to bring their loved ones to sample the Thai New Year menu which will feature a number of traditional Thai dishes. “Spending time with family during the Thai New Year is a big part of the celebrations. “Everyone takes a week off work to go home, and because April is the hottest month in
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Council workers clean up a grape spill at the corner of Nelson Street and Grove Road in Blenheim on Sunday.
Grape spills prove costly afternoon. So far during harvest, there have been 14 spills on Marlborough’s state highways and nine on local roads. Police from the Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit have urged drivers to secure their loads or face fines of up to $2000. They say spilling grapes onto a roadway is as dangerous as ice and can cause crashes.
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At 4.35pm on Monday, a 59-yearold male caregiver was arrested in Picton for a domestic-related assault. He was bailed to appear in the Blenheim District Court on April 14.
Trespass charge At 10.10pm on Monday, a 33-year-old male vineyard worker was arrested on Grove Road, for a historic trespass matter. He was held in custody until sober and then bailed to appear in the Blenheim District Court on April 14. At the same time and location a 34-year-old unemployed female was arrested and held in custody for breaching her
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Sun readers have their say... with the WORD on the Street. Q: Who is your favourite royal and why?
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Play pens Dear Ed, Play pens are very scarce now, over 50 years ago most young mothers had them. We started the wee babies and they grew to like them as they had their toys in with them. Getting on with house work and knowing that the baby is safe was a great help. When not in use we used them as a clothes dryer. Wish some clever man could make them now as I’m sure there would be a ready market. K Warren
Cost of postage stamps Dear Ed, I’ve been waiting for someone to write in about the price of stamps in July. Another 10 cents each, eight dollars for ten stamps. Funny thing is that the Post has been going on a lot about less mail being posted. Maybe they think everyone has a cell phone or computer. KMW
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Rates keep climbing Dear Ed, When Council announces they have new projects and upgrades planned for Marlborough they increase our rates to pay for it. And that’s fine, but what happens when these projects and upgrades are completed, does Council reduce our rates once they had been paid for? If they no longer require funding for a completed project then surely this should be reflected through our rates. Each budget labels what Council
needs to pay for, and how much extra we need to pay in our rates to cover it, but we are not seeing any drop in rates to reflect what doesn’t need to be paid for anymore. It just seems to continue to climb. I feel it would be a sign of good faith to say to Marlborough rate payers; “Now this particular project has been completed, we are reducing your rates.” Food for thought
Unnecessary works Dear Ed, Back on March 19, MDC’s Mr Wheeler and “Dog Control” tried to pick a fight with Don Coyote over the hole dug by contractors in the Taylor River near Monro Street. I suppose there’s some merit in it but at what expense? The first reasonable big flood and whoosh, it’ll be filled in. “Dog Control” had rude remarks about Mr Coyote’s surname. Play the ball not the man. “Dog Control” seemed to be MDC or contractor connected to. Interesting. But you don’t have to look very far to see extravagance by MDC. For example, raking the Wairau River bed must cost thousands. Marlborough Roads work on the Waihopai Valley Road seems pointless. Simple roundabouts at $60,000, a
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Bagge leaving? Dear Ed, I am advised that Jessica Bagge is leaving Blenheim to live in Nelson. Can she advise if she has thought of doing so or is doing so? A straight answer on both is required. Clearly if she does this she will have to resign from council and the District Health Board as her interests will lie with Nelson. On the DHB she was elected to get Marlborough’s fair share of resources off Nelson. Concerned
Response from Cr Bagge Dear Ed, What nonsense. If we’re supposed to be leaving, it will come as a shock to my children who go to school here, as well as to the customers of our growing business which serves not only Marlborough, but has clients as far away as Christchurch and Dunedin. Anyone who doubts my commitment to Marlborough is welcome to help with any one of the community initiatives I’m involved in such as Marlborough Violence Intervention Project or Community Youth Workers Forum. We need all the assistance we can get. Jessica Bagge
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concrete park in Queen Street, the parking building -I could go on and on. I remind Mr Wheeler, MDC hold rate players’ money in trust. Go for it Don Coyote! Danny Dingo
I would like to thank the person who hit my black and white cat friday night around 9.30ish on 4th April and placed her outside my house and drove off. My flatmate found her and she still had a heart beat, unfortunately she died in my arms at the vets while my flatmate was talking to the Vet. Thanks to Alabama Vets for your kindness and care and the wonderful Vet who kindly buried her on his property. I can’t thank you guys enough. To other drivers SLOW down up Howick Road to Wither Road that could have been a CHILD. Hurt
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From Bamyan to Blenheim Personal trainer Ray Boardman has put down roots in Marlborough having previously been deployed to East Timor and Afghanistan. He spoke to Adam Poulopoulos about his journey. When former army physical training instructor Ray Boardman is asked why he and wife Karen have settled in Marlborough, the region they have called home since 2011, he points out the window. “The climate, the great outdoors, the Marlborough Sounds. I’m not much of a big city person,” he said. Ray has made his fitness business, Morph It/More Fit, a full-time priority since the start of the year, having started it on a one-classper-week basis in August. The idyllic surroundings he works in now are a far cry from those he experienced in the forces. His first deployment took him to East Timor in 2002 as part of an army infantry company. Based in Cova Lima as part of a peacekeeping patrol for about six months, he remembers East Timor’s day zero. “All the locals were having massive celebrations but we got tasked to protect a little village on that day.” After returning to New Zealand, he married in 2006 and was deployed to Afghanistan two years later. Ray was charged with a new position, looking after the gym and the troops’ fitness levels at the Kiwi base in Bamyan Province. “Previously it was a room with equipment, but no real structure. “My infantry background got drawn on for a couple of patrols, but I was basically left to my own devices,” he said. Along with the gym, Ray also played a big part in keeping the morale of the 120 soldiers
Ray at Forward Op Base Gate Pa (known as ‘The Rock’), 300 metres from the indoneisan border. Inset: Ray and daughter Milla. Photo: Hollie Brown.
high. However, he said his arrival was met with initial trepidation. “When I turned up the soldiers were saying ‘why is there a PTI here? Do we need to do our required fitness levels?’ “Morale may actually have gone down a bit when I first arrived!” Ray also organised recreational evenings, like poker and quiz nights. “When you’ve been out on patrol for three weeks the last thing you want is to have a big smash session,” he said. During his four and a half months there, he said the situation began to deteriorate. “You could see the escalation of the Taliban targets. The NGO’s like Red Cross and Oxfam began to get hit, then the police
force, and then as I was leaving we began to get targeted.” He said while he was never directly involved in a violent encounter, it was never far from his mind. “Every man and his dog looked shifty they’ve seen a lot of conflict. “They didn’t have the welcoming smiles of the East Timorese.” After returning to his New Zealand posting at Linton Ray was redeployed to Woodbourne, and in 2011 he became chief instructor at the Defence Physical Education and Recreational Training School responsible for training all Physical Training Instructors in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Police. “I was in the right place at the right time,” he said.
After leaving Woodbourne he decided to pursue something different. “It’s been in the back of my mind for years,” he said. “Two of Karen’s friends finally convinced me to take a class, and it just grew from there.” He said the classes provided “militarystyle conditioning, without the regimented discipline.” Now, there are 34 permanent members, either at the Blenheim fitness studio on Middle Renwick Road, or in Seddon. “I love it. It’s really good, seeing the results that our members are getting,” he said. Ray was born in Westport, grew up in Hokitika and attended college in Gisborne. He met Karen while at university in Dunedin.
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Brian and Michelle Dunford. Independently owned and operated under a ChemDry license
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Have your carpets been flooded or in need of clean? Or does your vehicle upholstery scream ‘neglect’? Call the professionals - call Mainland ChemDry! New owners Brian and Michelle Dunford are excited to announce that they purchased the Marlborough franchise on April 1 and are looking forward to their new challenge. The husband and wife team emigrated from the UK eight
years ago, and set up in the beautiful Marlborough region with their children. “Brian and I decided it was time for a new challenge so when we saw the business for sale, we thought we could see ourselves doing this,” Michelle says. Mainland ChemDry specialises in domestic and commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning, including vehicles, and being mobile means the business will go to you.
“We are also available 24/7 for all jobs big and small including insurance work for AA and Vero, and we don’t charge extra for weekend callouts,” Michelle says. Mainland ChemDry services the Top of the South area including the Marlborough Sounds region, and provides quotes free of charge. “We welcome all enquiries and look forward to hearing from you.”
Cleaning schedule tips The topic of cleaning is generally one that evokes a deep sigh and eye roll from people, particularly those busy working or with young or teenage children. So, I hit the streets of Blenheim asking people how they managed their ‘cleaning schedule’, and overwhelmingly nearly 60 percent said they had a monthly cycle with a different task set for each day. Story by Celeste Lodewyk Below is a list of all the cleaning tasks mentioned by the people I spoke with. These can be used in your own personalised cleaning schedule, spending 20 minutes per day focusing on one task at a time. Adjust this list as your family’s needs require. 1. Clean living room and kitchen (wipe, mop, dust, vacuum, pick up stray items) 2. Sweep and vacuum all floors in the house (don’t forget stairs) 3. Surface clean bedrooms (put away toys, clothes, dust) 4. Clean bathrooms (toilets, showers, floors, walls, mirrors) 5. Clean all interior windows 6. Clean out closets (hang up clothes, mittens, jackets, hats) 7. Deep clean living room (mirrors, baseboards, dust artwork) 8. Clean all door knobs, phones, entertainment equipment (remote controls), switch plates, banisters and other things that are repeatedly touched.
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Put together a list of cleaning tasks to form a ‘cleaning schedule’. This will help you keep on top of your housework.
9. Clean out the refrigerator, take stock of food, organise pantry 10. Clean entryway, sweep porch (if you have one), clean out car (because they’re often our home away from home) 11. Clean one item you’ve been meaning to get to and haven’t (deep clean your stove, wipe down all light fixtures, tackle a
particularly unruly area) 12. Deep clean kitchen (scrub appliances, wash trash cans, base boards, wipe down and straighten cabinets) Need help with your cleaning schedule? Call one of our ‘Cleaning Solutions’ professionals in our feature who can take care of those tasks you might not have time for.
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Re-organising your home in a decorative basket next to the shower or bathtub. - To organize countertop clutter place all of your accessories (such as hair spray and lotion) in a plastic tub and place under the counter. Take the tub out when you are ready to use it, and put it back under the counter when you are finished with it. Kitchen: - Group your foods together in the pantry, keeping like items together for easy access and inventory assessment. - Get in the habit of cleaning out your refrigerator every time you bring home groceries. Dispose of
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old or inedible food and anything your family’s just not going to eat. - Organise your cabinets into several categories such as plates, glasses, plastic containers, kid’s plates and sippy cups. Kid’s rooms: - Hang a mesh hammock or fish net from the ceiling to store stuffed animals, dolls or action figures. - Is laundry a hassle? Put a basketball hoop over your child’s laundry basket to encourage slamdunking of dirty clothes. - String a clothesline across your child’s room to clothespin up her favorite artwork.
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Do you consider yourself an organised person, or someone who struggles to keep up with the mess and chaos created by children? Once de-cluttered, the house can then be cleaned from floor to ceiling leaving your home fresh. Here are some tips for re-organising your home. Bathroom: - To organize your bathtub/ shower, place your soaps, body wash, shampoos and conditioners in shower caddies - If you are out of space in your bathroom cabinets for towels, roll them up and display them
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Cia Winter and Jan Worrall with May Newman, 7, and Sofia Newman, 9.
Craft fair a success Locals came out into the overcast weather for the Marlborough Girls College Craft Fair on Sunday. The College was fundraising to redevelop their kitchen, which will allow students to take NCEA Level 4 hospitality units. Principal Karen Stewart said that option was currently not available to Marlborough students. She said feedback from the fair had
been generally positive. “People who attended the event enjoyed it I think. “They said we should make it an annual event and felt there were a good amount of stalls.” Organisation for the fair began in term four last year. About 40 stalls were set up for the event.
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Dawn Hughes enjoyed lunch with children Taine McAnulty, 7, and Theo McAnulty, 4.
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Hannah Armstrong from Accolade Wines captured this stunning sunrise while the Mud House harvesters were out harvesting at the end of the Wairau Bar Road recently. Photo provided.
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PINHEIRO: Marcello and Paula are proud to announce the safe arrival of their second child, a beautiful baby girl. Arthur is also very happy to have his sister with us. Isadora arrived on April 6, 2014 at 1:23am weighing 3.740kg and 52.5cm long at Wairau Hospital. Thanks to midwife Sue Hudson, Dr Fentiman and all the staff at Ward One.
McCAULEY: Aaron, Jeanette and proud big sister Emma are thrilled to share the news of the safe arrival We are p oud born January 3, 2014 at of Summer Breighou(7lb r beau r9oz) to tiful b announce aby, th the sa 9:12am in Nelson Hospital. Many to Marion anksthanks for all fe arrivale o the su pport f Preston for your wonderful support and guidance. . Photo provided.
JOHNSEN: Matt, Spud and proud big brother Josh are pleased to welcome Ben (10lb 12oz) on April 3, 2014 at 4:14am at Wairau Hospital. Big thanks to midwife Gwen and all the theatre and Ward One staff.
Amanda Dick and Stu Ross were recently married at the Rarangi Golf Course by celebrant Carol Taylor. Amanda is the eldest daughter of Linda Richards and John Dick, and Stu is the only son of Jan Petterson and Clayton Ross of Nelson Bays. Don Kelly Photography.
EVANS: Steph (Ginders) and Dave welcomed the arrival of James (Jimmy) Ian Geoffrey on March 5, 2013. Thanks to Sue and the staff at Ward One. Photo provided. Gina Vanstone and Nick Baker were married by celebrant Jan Hook at Te Mahia Resort recently. Gina is the daughter of Sharon and the late Dennis Vanstone, and stepdaughter of Stu Clough, and Nick is the son of Jude and Gordon Baker of Rangiora. Don Kelly Photography.
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Progress on roading issues Story by Celeste Lodewyk The Renwick Resident’s Association is pleased with the results of a second meeting held last month addressing roading issues with Anglesea and Boyce Streets. The Association voiced its concerns in February during a public meeting which was attended by Marlborough District Council assets and services manager Mark Wheeler and Marlborough Roads principal assets manager Steve Murrin. The issues discussed were the volume of heavy vehicles using Boyce and Anglesea Streets, the safety risk to pedestrians and cyclists and the lack of cycleways in Renwick. Mark and Steve both returned, as promised, to Association’s March meeting with a progress report. Mark said Renwick residents concerns were taken back to council and action is now being taken. “We confirmed that our budgets include installation of a footpath, kerb and channel and a pedestrian refuge along Boyce Street from Terrace to Anglesea Street and the works are planned for the new financial year. “Main trucking companies have been
Delivering the goods The Marlborough District Council will be installing a footpath, kerb, channel and a pedestrian refuge along Boyce Street.
made aware of Boyce St residents concerns and have volunteered a 50 kph speed limit. “If further improvements to the corner of Jacksons and Old Renwick Roads are achieved, trucks will be more prepared to use SH63 and Jackson Roads rather than Boyce and SH1 to get to Rapaura Rd then onto the Port. “The speed limit bylaw will include the extension of the short 50 kph speed limit down Boyce to SH1, and Renwick
Oscars proving a winner Story and photo by Celeste Lodewyk Renwick woman Kat McGruddy has been working hard at her “labour of love” for five years , building up the Renwick Oscars programme within the community. Kat was originally attending the programme as a young child after her mother Colleen first opened the Renwick Preschool, and now she is proud to carry on the family business. “This Oscars programme has never been about finanical gain, it’s always been about the children and community and I absolutely love what I do,” she says. The Renwick Oscar programme operates a before school, after school and holiday programme providing a wide range of educational activities, including Te Reo, sign language, science, art, crafts, baking and active play.
Renwick Oscars co-ordinator Kat McGruddy.
It’s a popular programme with the children who attend and for Kat, it’s like one big extended family. “When you see children who used to attend our programme setting off for college you get a tear in your eye,” she laughs. Kat welcomes all enquires into the Renwick Oscars programme.
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Resident’s Association representatives are getting involved in the Bike /Walk group and will therefore have a say on priorities for future projects in Renwick,” he said. Renwick Residents Association meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at the Renwick Community Memorial Hall and are open to the public. Contact Anthony on 03-572 8880 for more information.
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Renwick Market Renwick hosts a weekly market, every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm at the Wairau Valley Anglican Church Hall on High Street with fresh vegetables, preserves, crafts, pre-loved clothing plus much more.
Operating in Marlborough & Awatere since 1994
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We encourage children to participate in a range of fun learning activities; • Te reo Maori and Sign Language is used daily • Engage in trips and excursions to experience the world and community around us. • Incorporate teaching in meaningful ways to understand and learn • Respecting others, Learning Values • Preschool to Oscar transition programme • Preschool to school transition programme Our Teachers Interact and respond to children in a caring and encouraging way, just the way you would care for your own. For more information please call 572 9868 or 021 773 132 email email@example.com
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out & about
More than 2500 riders took part in the 10th annual cycling event at the weekend, starting and finishing at Forrest Wines in Renwick. On Saturday afternoon, a selection of GrapeRide ‘virgins’ took part in the traditional grape crushing for next year’s GrapeRide pinot.
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Team Draft Horse: Rori Green, aka Wine Biscuit, Nardine Schroder, aka Tail End Charlie, Ria Schroder, aka Decade Darling and Steve Humm, aka Sea Biscuit.
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The Community Noticeboard is for non-profit organisations. For $10.00 you can publish up to 25 words. No AGMS, sporting notices or special meetings. Community Notices must be pre-paid. Call into our office at 72 High Street, Blenheim
Family/Whanau - for information/ad-
Older Person Seminar 3rd Thursday
vocacy/support for families living with mental illness/addictions please contact– Supporting Families in Mental Wellbeing - Cheryl or Lyn on 577 5491 or visit us at 4 Scott Street.
every month St Christopher’s Hall Redwoodtown 10am to 1pm morning tea, lunch provided Guest Speakers Ph Wendy 579 4446 leave name and number or ph 0212 230 160.
Housie - Thursday 7pm Blenheim Bowling Club, 40 houses, 2 supers, raffles and meals from 5.30pm. Proceeds to Te Rerenga o Te Ra
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Hospice Shop - Cleghorn St, Redwoodtown. we are looking for volunteers for our busy Shop, please ring or pop in and ask for Christine 579 4686
Mental Health Consumer Advocacy Service. Our Advocates will take up your cause to ensure your rights are respected, listen to your concerns and support you in the actions you want to take to gain resolution. Ph: 5795304 or call at Level 2, Aorere House, 54 Scott St.
community services Marlborough After Hours GP Services: Wairau Hospital campus, after 6pm. Reception 520 6377. Office 520 9980.
Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non urgent 579 4870. After Hours Chemists: Springlands Pharmacy 9am-6pm, 7 days. Ph 5782271. Diabetes Marlborough Inc: 5775549, Office hours 9am-3pm, Monday - Friday Lifeline Marlborough: 0800 543354, 24hr helpline.
Marlborough Women's Refuge, Rape and Sexual Abuse Resource Centre: Crisis line, phone Wairau Hospital 520 9999, for Women's Refuge contact numbers. Overeaters Anonymous: For more information. Ph 570 5137 Alcoholics Anonymous: Rose 5777651, Harvey 5788125 Citizens Advice Bureau - Free, friendly, confidential advice. Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Phone 578 4272. Victim Support: 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846)
Tempo - The Sounds of Stage and Screen Concert Friday 11th April, 7pm Wesley Centre Featuring MBC Jazz Combo, Summer Strings, Broadway Kids and lots more!
Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm. Saturday 9.00am - 2pm. Item surplus to your requirements we would gladly accept. We can deliver. Phone 579 4353.
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Al-Anon: Help for families & friends of alcoholics. Ph Margaret 021 0260 7468 or Cilla 570 5335. Alzheimers Society Marlborough: 577 6172, 8 Wither Rd. Open Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 4.30pm Hospital Visiting Hours: Wairau Hospital: Daily 11.30am-7.30pm, children under 12 may visit parents only. Maternity Ward: 10am-Noon, 4pm-7pm. Children's Ward: Daily 10am-8pm. Visiting at all times is subject to the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward. Marlborough Family Budgeting: - Free confidential budgeting advice. Monday-Friday. Phone 578 2006. Marlborough Lupus Support: For more infomation phone Katrina 572 4333 or 021 502 451
Picton Doctor: Phone weekend doctor 573 6092 or Marlborough After Hours GP Service 520 6377. Office 520 9980. Ambulance: Urgent 111. Non-urgent 579 4870. Chemist:Picton Healthcare Pharmacy. Ph 573 6420 Mon -Fri 9-6pm, Sat-Sun 9-3pm, Queen Charlotte Pharmacy 573 7927 Sat 9-1pm.
death notices FAITHFUL, Kevin Thomas: On Thursday April 3 2014 peacefully, at Hospice Marlborough. Aged 67 years. Dearly loved husband of Jean, much loved father and father-in-law of Leanne, Amanda and Eddie Tomkinson. Special Grandad of Marshall and Campbell. Loved and treasured by the Faithful and Yerbury families. Messages c/- 74 Wairau Road, Picton 7220. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Hospice Marlborough would be appreciated and may be made at the service or sent to PO Box 411, Blenheim 7240. A funeral service for Kevin will be held at the Union Parish Church, Broadway Picton at 1.30pm on Wednesday April 9, followed by interment. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz
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acknowledgement The Sun Newspaper offers an acknowledgement service to its readers. You can submit acknowledgements following family bereavements. The deadline will be on Mondays at 5.00pm, with a limit of 50 words for $15.00. You can submit acknowledgements by bringing them to the Sun office at 72 High Street, or posting them to PO Box 634 Blenheim 7240. You can also email them to sales@blenheimsun. co.nz Please include your contact details: Name, address, email and phone numbers, including your mobile number if possible.
HALL, Florence Ellen Jane (Florrie): On Friday April 4 2014, at Wairau Hospital. Aged 94 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Les Hall, loved mother and mother-in-law of Keith and Marjorie, Lyn and the late Alan Hodgson. Treasured Nana of Janine and Steve, Kerren and Sean, Michael and Tracey, and the late Jayson. A much loved great Nana of Anabelle, Connie, Olive, Riley and Jayden. Messages c/- 17 Page Street, Blenheim 7201. An afternoon tea in celebration of Florence’s life will be held in the Sowman Lounge, 14 Hutcheson Street, at 2pm on Wednesday April 9. GEOFFREY T SOWMAN FDANZ Tel 03 578 4719 www.sowmans.co.nz
Peter Godfrey McClelland 7.4.13
One year has passed since you were taken from us far too early. Still thought about and missed every day. With love Jenny, Kylie, Daryll & John. Thank you to friends and family, near and far, for your continued support. It is much appreciated and will never be forgotten.
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Service agents for all the major brands. Repairers & Installers of TV’s, Home Theatres, DVD’s, Stereos and small appliances. Suppliers & Installers for Freeview, Motorhome portable dish kits, Sky Commercial Qualified Technicians Contact Rod Thompson Ph. 578 8410 or 027 201 6447
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2012 CAN AM 500 OUTLANDER p/steering $8,990 Marlborough Trials Centre, 53 Grove Road Blenheim, ph 579 2500 or 0272 303 151.
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TREE CARE TREE CARE
Conventional fencing Deer fencing Sheep and cattle yards Electric fencing Vineyard replacement and repairs.
One & Two bedroom units with carports, some unfurnished. From $125 to $220 per week plus power.
Phone Ron Davis 03 578 4489 or 021 498 751
OUTBOARD REPAIRS REPAIRS OUTBOARD
For outboard servicing and repairs of ALL BRANDS Vortex Marine
FOXY LADY CRUISES Havelock Marlborough 60ft of FUN. Work Xmas Parties, Overnight Cruise, Kayak Cruise, Fishing Trips, BBQ Cruise Catered or Self Catered, BYO. Phone Susanne 03 574 2151 www.pelorussoundwatertaxis.co.nz
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Royal Visit - Blenheim Bus Services - 10 April 2014 Fares are: Adults $2.00, School children $1.00 SuperGold Cardholders and children under 5 travel free. • Seymour Square • Clubs of Marlborough • 39 Nelson Street We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. Additional half hourly services will operate on that day for both routes commencing every hour and half hour between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm, excluding the lunch hour (12 noon to 1.00 pm), as per the following timetable:
Notice is hereby given that due to temporary road closures around Seymour Square on the day of the Royal visit (Thursday 10 April 2014) there will be some minor route changes in effect for the Blenheim Bus Service, for part of that day, as well as extra half hourly services to cater for expected demand. Please note that the following bus stops will be temporarily bypassed for morning services only (9.00 am to 12 noon).
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By Adam Poulopoulos A Blenheim musician hopes his song will give him a boost and catapult him into the national consciousness. Marlborough Boys College old boy Mitch Alderlieste has put his song, 'For the Hills," into the running for a ten thousand dollar recording and video grant from New Zealand on Air. Mitch placed his song on theaudience.co.nz's wildcard chart, which allows people to vote for their favourite song and artist each month. The winner at the end of April will receive the grant. As of yesterday, Mitch, who works full-time at Ken Ham's Music Works, was running fourth in the table. He said the money would allow him to continue following his dream. "At the moment I'm really pushing for first and as it gets to the end I'll get
‘Invasive’ trees poisoned a bit nervous. "It'd be huge to win. It'd be another step towards a music career." Mitch is a multi-talented musician, playing the guitar, drums, bass and synth on his record, and adding vocals too. The song encourages people not to drink and drive. "It started with a riff, and then I saw these lyr-
ics and it just worked," Mitch said. He said he was appreciative of the support he was receiving. "You can really see the support online. With Blenheim being such a small town it would be nice to beat those Aucklanders." Vote for Mitch by heading to www.theaudience. co.nz
People walking or cycling along the Taylor River in the next few weeks might experience some disruption near the Monro Street entrance as ‘invasive’ willows are removed to improve river flow. The willows were planted to help stabilise the banks but some have spread and become too big and are choking the waterway, according to council. Council staff have poisoned selected trees, which will be removed
with heavy machinery. Further plantings of non-invasive willows will also be carried out to protect areas of bank erosion. As well as improving river flow, this will make way for more Tui-to-Town plantings to attract native birds into Blenheim. Schools and community groups are helping plant areas along the river as part of the Taylor River Project, which was launched last year.
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Local woman and former chief financial officer of the The Mud House Wine Group, Louise Miller (pictured), has received a promotion following the sale of the Mud House and Waipara Hills wine brands. Ms Miller was named chief executive of NZ Wineries, a division of The MHW Group who formerly owned Mud House and Waipara Hills, and started in her new role on March 31.
Mud House and Waipara Hills were sold to international distribution company Accolade on April 1. Ms Miller’s new role manages 20 full time staff at the local winery, along with up to another 120 staff, hired to assist with vintage. “We’re busy with vintage, but we’ve got a great team in the business,” Louise said. “Following harvest, we’ll
spend the next few months producing wine for clients and getting it ready to bottle later in the year.” Ms M i l ler g rew up i n Blenheim, and went to university in Canterbury before returning three years ago. “The Marlborough wine industry is interesting, and if you grow up here there is a great desire to return and get involved,” Louise said.
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Service Manager Due to expansion this opportunity has become available. The Blenheim Branch is the latest addition to the Norwood network. We are seeking to build on the experience of our current team and continue to provide them and ultimately our customers with only the very best level of service and support. This is your opportunity to lead the Branch Service Department by having an emphasis on exceptional communication with our customers and branch staff, proactively market the Service Department, and take responsibility for the flow of work through the workshop. This position may also suit those applicants who are looking to move off the floor into a management role. A very competitive salary is offered to the suitable applicant. Position Requirements • To be considered for this role you will need to have: • Minimum five years in agricultural machinery or closely related industry • Qualified Automotive Technician advantageous • Ten years in either service or parts • Experience managing a team of people • Thorough knowledge of farming and ground care practices • Sound understanding of client/dealer expectations in relation to technical support
Sales Representative If you are seeking a position with a well-established company, then this could be the role for you. Norwood Farm Machinery Centre Blenheim is one of 17 company owned retail outlets throughout New Zealand. As part of the C B Norwood Group we represent world leading brands such as New Holland, Kubota, Vaderstad, Lemken and Horsch. Due to expansion we are seeking an enthusiastic self-starter preferably with an agricultural sales background who is looking to join a strong sales team. You will have the chance to work alongside the service / parts and warranty department which guarantees you the best in sales and after sales service in all our brands. You will manage your territory including sales, customer service and relationship management, and maintain a high and visible profile in each regional market, proactively marketing both the company and its product lines within your territory. We also welcome applications from the Tasman area. Position Requirements To be considered for this role you will need to have: • Experience implementing sales plans • Experience in implementing annual marketing plans in conjunction with the Regional Manager • Evidence of successful relationships and alliances • Experience with agricultural equipment and knowledge of modern farming practices and trends are essential • The ability to set, pursue and attain achievable goals The successful applicant will be provided with very competitive remuneration, ongoing product training, a modern sales vehicle and all the support needed to excel in this position. The opportunity for overseas travel and training also exists.
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Golf tournament tees off By Adam Poulopoulos Female golfers from as far afield as Auckland and Otago have come to Blenheim for the Allan Scott Family Wines Women’s Golf Tournament. One hundred and seventy competitors signed up for the 15th annual event, which started on Monday and finishes today. Allan Scott Tournament Committee chairperson Jane Anderson-Bay said she hoped there would be 15 more in the future. “A lot of ladies enjoy the tournament and the friendship. It’s a wonderful atmosphere. “A lot of them come back several times over. “They feel it is a well-organised and well-run tournament.” Each day a separate competition is held, with prizes being given across the three days. Last night a longest-drive competition between sponsors of the event and Allan Scott was held to mark the 15 years.
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Maree West, China Ching, Pauline McCafferty and Carole May teed off together on the Monday. Right: Marlborough Golf Club member Patricia O’Brien drives.
New saloon champion
Defending champions Central and Awatere both notched up wins in the latest round of the Wadsco Marlborough premier club rugby competition. Waitohi and Harlequins drew 15 all. The results mean Central has gone to the top of the table after three rounds. Saturday’s games are as follows: Awatere v Central, Seddon Domain Renwick v Harlequins, Renwick Waitohi v Moutere, Waitohi Domain All games kick off at 3pm.
A healthy crowd turned out at Eastern States for the latest round of speedway on Saturday. They saw Phil Smythe crowned the new Marlborough saloon champion. Paul Cambie was second and Chris Cornelious third.
The Marlborough Harriers pack/ training run leaves from their Oliver Park clubrooms tomorrow at 6pm. All participants are asked to bring reflector gear. The Novice Cup at the Taylor Dam cross-country course will be held at 2pm on Saturday. Please report by 1:45pm. Volunteers are needed for setup, and please bring a plate for afternoon tea.
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Mariners vs Nelson Suburbs A Marlborough Mariners attack is snuffed out by a Nelson Suburbs defender at A&P Park on Saturday. The Mariners led 1-0 at half time, but lost 2-1 in their first outing of the season.
Marlborough’s young volleyball players are preparing for finals day in the Subway Junior Spikers & Premiers Volleyball Competition on Friday. The year 5/6 Spikers games will be played at 4pm, while the year 7/8 premiers get under way at 5pm. The year 5/6 St Mary’s Setters, who earned the most points of any time in round-robin play, face the Witherlea Young Guns in the year 5/6 div one final. The year 7/8 final is between Bohally Unknown and Renwick Diggers.
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